Dengue Cases Up in the Philippines: Official

by Medindia Content Team on  December 8, 2007 at 1:40 PM Dengue News
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The Philippines has recorded nearly 40,000 cases of dengue fever in the first 11 months of the year, the health department said Thursday.
Dengue Cases Up in the Philippines: Official
Dengue Cases Up in the Philippines: Official

The number of cases for the 11 months had risen 11.7 percent over the same period last year to 37,538, said the department's dengue programme coordinator Lyndon Lee Suy.

"Despite the increase, we have not touched the epidemic threshold," Suy said.

The department has said about 290 people had died from dengue fever in the first 10 months of the year, though Suy did not have statistics for November.

Health officials earlier this year warned of a possible epidemic of dengue fever in Asia. The World Health Organisation said in July that 2007 could be on a par with 1998, when nearly 1,500 people died in the region from the disease.

There is no known cure or vaccine to fight dengue fever, which is transmitted by a bite of the white-spotted mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Source: AFP
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zaman_35 Friday, September 23, 2011

homeopathy can cure a dengue patient abruptly if the symptoms matches with the medicine to be given.it is fact which can be proved by trying homeopathic medicines.

empire444 Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8/04/2010 In the last few days there have been 5 children in the town proper of San Antonio in Zambales who have come down with the dengue fever. Two of them have died. All are classmates in the same school. Hope this helps to make others aware. Dengue fever is very serious business. Thanks!

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